Tadpole to buy portable systems competitor RDI
Tadpole Technology Plc., a British manufacturer of portable servers and
notebooks built with Sun Microsystems Inc.s UltraSparc processor, is acquiring
competitor RDI Computer Corp. of Carlsbad, Calif., for $6 million.
Tadpoles chairman, Lars Turndal, said RDIs UltraBook products will
complement Tadpoles VoyagerIIi line, which also uses the UltraSparc. He said Tadpole
will continue selling RDIs PrecisionBook line of portable Unix workstations powered
by Hewlett-Packard PA-RISC processors.
The Air Force, Army, Navy, CIA, FBI and National Security Agency use RDI and Tadpole
computers. The agencies can continue to buy from the two companies resellers after
the acquisition, Williams said.
Tadpoles U.S. subsidiary, Tadpole Technology Inc. of Austin, Texas, makes a
portable Sun server that weighs 10 pounds, not including the monitor, RDI spokeswoman
Tamara Williams said.
Contact RDI at 760-929-0992.